Japanese artist re-invents religious art from the Renaissance Period

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Japanese artist re-invents religious art from the Renaissance Period

Anime is the new religion, at least when it comes to these re-imagined religious works of art by Hiroshi Mori.

Japanese artist Hiroshi Mori combines Japanese anime and pop art with some of the most iconic religious portraits of the Renaissance era to create a fresh new take on classical Western and Japanese rimpa-style art.

Mori attended Tokai University before eventually gaining recognition for his humorous work featuring historical figures drawn as anime characters in 2009, and this religious series is his most recent.

Each of the paintings in the series employs a combination of acrylic, urethane, silver mirror plating, and UV-cured resin on aluminum and were featured in a number of solo exhibitions in Tokyo from 2013-2014.

▼ The End (Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper)

Japanese artist re-invents religious art from the Renaissance Period

▼ Memories #1 (Petrus Christus The Annunciation)

Japanese artist re-invents religious art from the Renaissance Period

▼ Memories #3 (Fra Angelico, The Annunciation)

Japanese artist re-invents religious art from the Renaissance Period

▼ Doctors (Gentile da Fabriano, Adoration of the Magi)

Japanese artist re-invents religious art from the Renaissance Period

To view the full collection and other work by Hiroshi Mori, visit his website here.

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